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The Hill, September 14, 2014 - James Prieger, associate professor of public policy, authored a blog post, "Net Neutrality Policy and the Future of your Internet," wherein he discusses the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" proposal to regulate how Internet service providers manage traffic on their networks and the the idea of regulation as common carriers and its effect on consumers. Read the blog post.

September 12, 2014, Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy and James Q. Wilson Fellow, participated on a panel "Constitutional Constraints on Federal Power in Drug Policy," today, September 12, at a conference hosted by the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The conference, "Marijuana, Federal Power and the States" explored the legal and policy issues arising from the decision of some states to legalize marijuana. More information and view the webcast.

September 8, 2014, Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy, will be presenting a Constitution Day-inspired lecture, "It's Time to Stop Blaming our Founding Fathers," at the Reagan Presidential Library on Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. The lecture is presented by a partnership with the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, and the Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated. Register for the event and learn more.

September 5, 2014, The School of Public Policy will be hosting its first U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn for the fall semester on Wednesday. September 11, at noon in the Wilburn Auditorium. This semester-long series is open to School of Public Policy students and will focus on current international events such as the conquest of much of Iraq and Syria by ISIS radical Islamist terrorists, the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the continuing expansion of Russia over Ukraine, and more. View more topics and details on additional roundtable dates.

September 5, 2014, The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy will host its first Davenport Discussion of the academic year with Daniel Newman, president and cofounder of MapLight, on Wednesday, September 10, at Noon in SPP 175. MapLight is a groundbreaking database that helps reveal patterns of influence in a way that citizens can understand. Newman will be showcasing his platform and discussing the importance of transparency when it comes to the source of funding for candidates and policies. Pizza will be served.

The Daily Caller, September 5, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "How Obama Undermines His Aides' Statements on Foreign Policy," wherein he proposes what the Obama Administration should do to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin's aggression toward Ukraine, which has escalated since Obama's admission that there is no strategy to defeat ISIS. Read the op-ed.

The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored a blog post, "The Perils of Obama's Non-Strategy for Ukraine and the West," wherein he discusses how President Obama's recent admission that the Administration did not yet have a plan to combat ISIS has affected its credibility to deter Vladimir Putin's Russia from dominating Ukraine. Read the blog post.

The Daily Caller, August 25, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "A Comprehensive Strategy To Defeat ISIS," wherein he outlines actions that should be considered by the U.S. to commensurate with the magnitude of the grave and growing threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read the op-ed.

The Huffington Post, August 20, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "The Perils of Obama's Vacillating Strategy Toward ISIS," wherein he discusses President Obama's strategy of conciliation and its consequences in dealing with the turmoil in the Middle East. Read the op-ed.

The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2014 - Ted McAllister, the Edward L. Gaylord Chair and associate professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "Sweet Populism' Awaits Its Leader," wherein he discusses the current populist movement in which he states that no one or no party has harnessed this populist energy of affirming American society and institutions. Read the op-ed.

Library of Law and Liberty, July 30, 2014 - Ted McAllister, the Edward L. Gaylord Chair and associate professor of public policy, authored an essay, "The Politics of Moral Outrage," wherein he provides examples of how politically potent moral outrage can be, in particular progressive outrage. Read the essay.

The Daily Caller, July 29, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "No Ceasefire In Gaza Until Israel Wins Decisively," wherein he discusses the "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire demanded by President Obama in Gaza and its future consequences on the conflict. Read the op-ed.

The Daily Caller, July 28, 2014 - SPP alumnus Clifford Smith (MPP '07), authored an op-ed, "Obama To Iraqi Christians, U.S. Allies: 'You're On Your Own'" wherein he discusses the message sent to Iraqi Christians when the Obama administration sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner, asking that the Authorization of the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq be repealed. Read the op-ed.

Fox & Hounds, July 25, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, authored an article "Higher Energy Costs Matter More for Some," wherein he discusses California's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, which has and will drive up the state's energy prices as a result. Read the article.

The Daily Caller, July 25, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "Obama's Favorite Foreign Policy Republican: Rand Paul," wherein he discusses the foreign policy of potential Republican Party 2016 nominee, Rand Paul, whose views most closely resemble President Obama's. Read the op-ed.


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